Valco de Touzaine at Southwell is The Messenger Sunday Bet

The Messenger has one bet on Sunday which is Valco de Touzaine at Southwell.

Southwell 3.25: Valco de Touzaine

Formerly high class when with Paul Nicholls, I am hoping that a recent spell hunting and another change of yards to the up and coming Christian Williams can pay dividends for Valco de Touzaine at a big price.

At his best he is a fluent jumper and is comfortable racing from the front, an advantage around this tight track on fast ground. In truth his last three races under rules in Ireland offered little encouragement, most recently beaten 11l into seventh at Kilbeggan.

However he is now handicapped accordingly, a stone lower than when placing third in the Summer Plate at Market Rasen and a listed chase at Newton Abbot in the summer of 2015. Williams is already establishing himself as a fine young trainer and perhaps he can bring about some improvement on his recent form – at least we know the horse is fit having last raced at the end of June.

Recommended bets:

0.5pts each-way – Valco de Touzaine – 3.25 Southwell at 22/1 with William Hill